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A French-language trade newsletter from the CIVP, covering Provence rosé-related activities in France and in export markets.

A Taste of Provence is a free electronic newsletter for U.S. wine professionals. Focused on the fast-growing rosé category, it offers sourcing and event information, trade news, interviews, and other rosé topics.

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  • January/February 2015 - Vol. 7, Issue 1 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence in the City 2015; Provence Rosé Export Growth; The Fundamental Terroirs of Provence; Provence on Festival Circuit; Provence Wine Pairing Luncheons; Provence Trade Trip 2015
  • November/December 2014 - Vol. 6, Issue 6 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence in the City 2015; Holidays in Provence; 2014 Harvest Report; Provence Trip Report; Provence Wineries in the Spotlight; Demand for Provence Rosé Takes Hold in U.S.; Online Winery Directory Grows to 150; #MomentsForRosé Photo Contest Winners
  • October 2014 - Vol. 6, Issue 5 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence and the Global Rosé Boom; Tasting Seminars Set for Miami, Charleston, and Austin; #MomentsForRosé Photo Contest; A Wine for More Seasons; Provence Rosé: Ideal for Thanksgiving Day; Technical Talk: What Defines a Provence AOP Rosé?
  • August/September 2014 - Vol. 6, Issue 4 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence Rosé Exports to U.S. Keep Climbing; Harvest Update; Sommelier/Media Events in Miami, Charleston, Austin; “Take Me Away Rosé” Trivia Contest; Windy City Wine Festival; More Consumer Events; Provence Rosé in UK Trade Press; Provence Discovery Trip Update
  • June/July 2014 - Vol. 6, Issue 3 - A Taste of Provence
    Windy City Wine Festival; E-Book for Wine Professionals; Five-City Tasting Tour; Nantucket Wine Festival; La Nuit en Rosé; October Provence Trip; Retailers Push the Power of Pink; Media Roundup
  • March/April/May 2014 - Vol. 6 Issue 2 - A Taste of Provence
    Spring Tasting Tour Recap; Vintage 2013 Report; Provence Food and Wine Book; Pebble Beach Food & Wine Recap; Nantucket Wine Festival; La Nuit en Rosé; Sommelier and Media Tastings; Paris Wine Awards; Concours des Vins de Provence; October Trip to Provence
  • January/February 2014 - Vol. 6 Issue 1 - A Taste of Provence
    National Wine Tasting Tour; Book Launch Events; Provence Rosé Exports to the U.S. Climb 40%; Imported Premium Rosé Wine Sales Jump 39%; Food and Wine Festivals; Sommelier/Media Tastings; Provence Wine Immersion Trip; Sommelier and Media Trip
  • Fall/Winter 2013 - Vol. 5 Issue 3 - A Taste of Provence
    Chefs Share Holiday Food Traditions; Provence in the City 2014; Provence Food and Wine Book; Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu; 2013 Harvest Report; Provence Wine Videos; Wine Buyer Trip Recap; Rosé Wine Economic Observatory...
  • Summer 2013 - Vol. 5 Issue 2 - A Taste of Provence
    Imported Rosé Has 9 Years of Double-Digit Growth; Riding the By-the-Glass Wave; A Magnum Craze; 2013 Provence Rosé Buying Guides; Chicago Puts Out Welcomes Mat; Provence Rosé in the News; Online Directory Grows; International Symposium, Fall Wine Buyers' Trip...
  • Spring 2013 - Vol. 5 Issue 1 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence in the City comes to New York and Chicago; Provence Rosé Exports to U.S. Jump 41%; Imported Rosé Sales Grow 28%; Role of COLD in Making Provence Rosé; Aspen Sommelier Wins Wine Challenge; YouTube Channel Debuts; Vintage 2012 Report; Marseille: European Capital of Culture; Scholarships Awarded; Retailer Database; Fall Wine Buyers’ Trip
  • December 2012 - Vol. 4 Issue 6 - A Taste of Provence
    From the Holiday Table to the Snowy Slopes, Bring Out the Rosé, Last Call: Côtes de Provence On-Premise Wine Promotion Challenge, How Do Grape Varieties Affect Rosé Wine’s Flavor and Character?, Wine List Help: Provence Wine Buying Guides
  • October/November 2012 - A Taste of Provence
    On-Premise Wine Contest; Imported Rosé Sales Jump 26%; Provence Wine Seminar; Pairing Indian Cuisine with Provence Rosé; Become a Certified Provence Wine Master; Decanter Awards; Fashion's Night Out; Tracking the Rosé Trend...
  • July/August/September 2012 - A Taste of Provence
    Harvest Kicks Off; Strong Rosé Sales; Buying Guides; Rosé Brochures; Media Attention; Recent Happenings; Trade Trip to Provence; Campaign Targets French Consumers
  • May/June 2012 - A Taste of Provence
    "Today" Show Highlights Provence Rosé; Media Pick Up on Rosé Fever; Promoting Rosé for Summer; New Buying Guides Released; Training Seminars Focus on Provence Wines; Classic in Aspen; L'Occitane Partnership; James Beard Recap; Mondial du Rosé Competition...
  • March/April 2012 - A Taste of Provence
    Tasting Series in Six U.S. Cities; Exports to U.S. Jump 62%; Event Round-Up; Provence Wine Production Up in 2011; Findings of Global Rosé Study; Wines Perform Well in Annual Competitions; Free Mother’s Day Poster
  • January/February 2012 - A Taste of Provence
    Tastings in Six Cities March 21-April 4; Imported Rosé Retail Sales Jump 26% in 2011; Valentine's Day and Provence Rosé; 2012 Hachette Guide Features Provence Favorites; Coming and Recent Events; Place Spring/Summer Rosé Orders Now
  • November/December 2011 - A Taste of Provence
    Rosè Lends Pairing Panache to the Holiday Table; Thanksgiving Rosè Display Contest; Provence Reds and Whites Poised for Growth; Provence in the City 2012; Rosè Holiday Pairings on TV; Trade Members Visit Provence; Discover New Producers for 2012; Terroir Series: Coteaux Varois en Provence AOC
  • September/October 2011 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence Nominated as Wine Enthusiast's Wine Region of the Year; Provence Rosé Gains Popularity in U.S. Heartland; Nighttime Harvest; Thanksgiving Rosé Display Contest; New Rosé Brochure; Vins de Provence Events; French-Language Resources; Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC
  • July/August 2011 - A Taste of Provence
    Imported Dry Rosé Keeps up Double-Digit Climb; Provence Rosé in the Media; October Trade Trip; Rosé Brochure and Buying Guides Available; Vins de Provence at Festivals and Tastings; The Making of Provence Rosé; Sainte-Victoire Mountain Region
  • May/June 2011 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence Sets Record in Wine Exports to U.S.; 2011 Provence Wine Buying Guides Released; "The Dry Pink" to Be Poured at Summer Tasting Series; Provence Promotes Rosé Through Strategic U.S. Sponsorships; Provence Wines Shine in International Competitions; Rosé Research Center Plays Role in Enhanced Wine Quality; How to Become a Provence Wine Master; and more...
  • March/April 2011 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence in the City Gets Results; Updated Wine Buying Guides Coming Soon; Premier Culinary Events on Deck; Vins de Provence at Vinexpo; Rose in Your Market; Inland Valley of the Cotes de Provence; October Trade Trip Registration
  • January/February 2011 A Taste of Provence
    Nielsen Again Reports Double-Digit Growth for Imported Rosé; "Provence in the City” Tastings; October 2011 Trade Trip; Valentine’s Day Mini-Poster; Coastal Region of the Côtes de Provence AOC; Place Orders for Summer Provence Rosé...
  • November/December 2010 - A Taste of Provence
    Elegance at the Holiday Table; "Provence in the City" Tastings Set for Boston, NYC, and LA; Last Call for San Diego Bay Festival; Wisconsin Festival Highlights Provence Wines; Importers Meet Producers on Provence Harvest Trip; Ninety-Three Producers Featured on; Fast Facts about Rosé
  • September/October 2010 - A Taste of Provence
    Grape Harvest Is Intergenerational; Successful Summer Retail Tasting Program; Kohler Food & Wine Experience; San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival; Trade Toolkit for Fall Planning; Club Culinaire Trade Day Recap; Study-Abroad Trip Recap; Recipe: Gazpacho with Pan-Fried Prawns
  • July/August 2010 - A Taste of Provence
    N.Y. and L.A. Rosé Buying Guides Available; Provence Rosés Make Headlines; French Wine and Food Fans Gather in L.A.; Summer In-Store Tastings; October Trade Trip; Promo Opportunities for San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival; more
  • May/June 2010 - A Taste of Provence
    Summer Is Hot Time to Promote Provence Rosé; Recap: City of Lights, City of Angels French Film Fest; Trips for Educators and Trade Scheduled for Fall; Coming Soon: Rosé Pricing Guide; Provence Shines at Mondial du Rosé Competition
  • March/April 2010 - A Taste of Provence
    CIVP Sponsors French Film Festival; Provence in the City Recap; Rosé Is Year-Round Hot Seller for SoCal Retailer; Trips for Educators and Trade Scheduled for Fall 2010; New Features and Content on
  • January/February 2010 - A Taste of Provence
    Provence Rosé Tastings in New York City and LA; Rosé Sales and Training Tools Now Online; Riding the Rosé Trend at Valentine's Day; Previewing the 2009 Provence Rosé Vintage
  • November/December 2009 - A Taste of Provence
    Imported Rosé Sales Grow 11 Times Faster Than Total Wine Sales, Provence Producers to Introduce New Rosés in NYC, Exceptional 2009 Vintage Expected...
  • September/October 2009 - A Taste of Provence
    French Wine Society Conference, Provence Tasting Centers, Provence Producers to Host Importers in February, Q&A with NYC Restaurateur Laurent Halasz ...
  • August 2009 - A Taste of Provence
    2010 Importers' Trip, Provence Interactive Map, Wine Educators' Class Launched...
  • July 2009 - A Taste of Provence
    Rosé Sales Soar, Producers Hail EU Decision, Provence in the City...